Badal Roy (Bangla: বাদল রায়) (born Amarendra Roy Chowdhury in Comilla, eastern Bengal, British India, 1945) is a tabla player, percussionist, and recording artist known for his work in jazz, world music, and experimental music.
Roy was born into a Hindu family in a predominantly Muslim eastern Bengal region of British India (which later became East Pakistan, then Bangladesh). He speaks the Bengali, English, Hindi, and Urdu languages. His father was a government official who served in… read more
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